Perth, Western Australia, AUS

Consisting of five Perth-based instrumentalists all still in their twenties, Zigatango brings a youthful flair and wild intensity to the traditional styles of Gypsy and Tango music.


Formed in early 2006, the band has accumulated a diverse repertoire which includes arrangements of fiery Gypsy melodies from Eastern Europe, together with the tangos of the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla – combining the irresistible energy of traditional dance music with a sense of melancholy, drama and passion. With occasional forays into folk and jazz (and even 70s rock), Zigatango is bound to appeal to anyone with a taste for the exciting and unusual.

In early 2008, Zigatango received a WAMi nomination in the category of World Music. A few months later they recorded their first album, which was featured local album of the week on RTR-FM.

Zigatango has given performances at several local venues, including the Fremantle Arts Centre, Little Creatures Loft, Subi Series Concert and Kulcha. During 2007 and 2008, Zigatango performed at a number of festivals – including Fairbridge Folk Festival – on occasion collaborating with the gifted young juggler Alex Duhig and Gypsy dancer Ivanna Mayorenko. They've also attracted the talents of a variety of other musicians, including the newest band member Greg Coles. Together, they continue to perform around Perth, at festivals and other special events.


Zigatango have one album self titled "Zigatango"

For more information please visit our website at http://www.zigatango.com

Many of the tracks off this CD have been played on local RTR 92.1 FM in Perth, WA

Set List

We can do anything from 1 to 3 hour sets, although usually will perform a 45minute set of high energy gypsy/tango and folk music.

Although we are currently working on some original numbers, all our current repertoire consists of arrangements of existing composers or traditional pieces. For a full list of the songs we perform please see our website at http://www.zigatango.com/music.html.